In Content Makers, it's visual sci-communicator Fancy Castillo Garrido on the formation of "beautiful communities" both inside and outside your corporeal self, and on how hard it often is for scientists to "open up and trust what they know."
In Orgs to Know, we welcome Barbara Belmont of Out to Innovate (formerly NOGLSTP). “When I was coming out, I had no role models, especially in science. Finding an organization of queer people who spoke my STEM language was like finding home.” Today, that organization is a powerhouse.
Meet planetary scientist Ed Rivera-Valentín, who defeated their “inner saboteur” not just to reach the outer edges of Solar System, but to help ensure that many dazzling star-clusters of future Latinx astronomers and scientists are right behind.
In Content Creators, a message from Mitch Moffit of AsapSCIENCE: “It's not that you always have to be like, ‘Hey, I'm going to talk about queer science.’ I love that, and that's so important, but just being yourself and representing yourself is so meaningful.”
In Orgs to Know, it's Cel Welch of Queer Engineer: "I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I wasn’t doing everything I could to help solve this problem. Engineering is the coolest thing in the world to me, and I want more people to feel like they can carve out a niche for themselves."